Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home who report consuming 5+ alcoholic drinks (4+ for females) on one occasion 12+ times in the past 12 months, by sex, Canada, 2017
02468101214161820222426FemalesMalesSexPercentage (%)Females: 15.0%Males: 24.1%Total population: 19.3%Legend
Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home who report consuming 5+ alcoholic drinks (4+ for females) on one occasion 12+ times in the past 12 months, by sex, Canada, 2017
SexPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population19.318.3 - 20.3
Females15.013.7 - 16.3
Males24.122.4 - 25.8

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey 2017

Measure Description

DefinitionEstimated percentage (%) of adults aged 18 years and over (living with children under the age of 18) who report consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks (4 or more for females; 5 or more for males) on one occasion once a month or more, in the past 12 months
Data SourceCCHS - Annual (2017)
Data AvailableSex, 10-year age group, 5-level highest education attained, Household income quintile, Province, Population centre/rural area, Immigration status, Indigenous status, Ethnic group
Estimate CalculationNumerator (weighted estimate): Number of adults aged 18 years and older who live with children aged 0-17 years and report consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks (4 or more for females; 5 or more for males) on one occasion once a month or more, in past 12 months; Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older, living with children under the age of 18 years


Suggested Citation

Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework (CMSIF) Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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